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Samuel Smith's The Famous Taddy Porter - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

2,439 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,439
Reviews: 1,227
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11.24%
Wants: 143
Gots: 140 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster) visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Porter |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-28-2000)
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

08-26-2014 21:34:39 | More by jordanimal
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BeerWithMike

Nebraska

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Sampling right now on 8/25/14 but had this once before. This one comes in a 12 ounce (355ml) bottle though last time I had it, it was in a 550ml bottle. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a snifter glass.

Pours a near black in color with just a bit of small tan head. Average carbonation that leaves some nice lacing when sipped. Smells of coffee, with some chocolate with a hint of raisins or dark fruit. Overall taste is the same with a light bitter finish that wasn't bad at all. Actually a great porter.

08-26-2014 01:18:43 | More by BeerWithMike
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Corson

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev -4.3%

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Rich1818

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Furlinator

California

4.09/5  rDev -2.2%

Pours opaque very dark brown. The big one inch khaki head fades to a thick cap on top and leaves thick curtains of lace.

The smell is of cocoa, coffee and malt.

The taste is of dark malt, cocoa and faint coffee.

The texture is medium bodied with medium carbonation.

Probably the blueprint for most American porters that followed it. Classic, if not Earth shattering.

08-24-2014 06:00:08 | More by Furlinator
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Tennessee

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wethorseblanket

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Regal gold foil covered cap on a 550ml bottle.

A: Pours dark brown with crimson highlights under a solid one-finger thick tan head. Very fine carbonation. Eventually fades to a thin cap and leaves spots of lace.

N: Roast is prominent followed by dark chocolate cream, marshmallows, vanilla, caramel, faint vanilla, dark fruits (raisins, figs, dates, etc.), and bacon. Mmm bacon.

T: Follows nose with a complex array of roast, grainy malts.

M: Full body and medium carbonation. Mellow roast, smooth and creamy finish.

O: Wow - for the style this is amazing. Top notch.

08-16-2014 03:55:09 | More by wethorseblanket
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Samuel Smith's The Famous Taddy Porter from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
93 out of 100 based on 2,439 ratings.